Psychology: Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral Sciences of Transportation Issues
 
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Karen Vaughan

Abstract

Smartphones and mobile applications (commonly referred to as apps) were first introduced in the late 20th century and early 21st century. Due to the public’s time constraints, lack of transportation, lack of medical insurance, and a growing desire for healthier lifestyles, the total global mHealth market forecast to reach 100 billion dollars in 2021 – a fivefold increase from 21 billion in 2016. mHealth apps have been successfully used for health promotion activities but barriers such as lack of knowledge and comfort in using health apps exist.

Providing educational sessions with hands-on demonstrations and practice is an effective strategy to increase knowledge, comfort and intent on utilization of mHealth apps for health promotion activities. Removing some of the common barriers to the utilization of mHealth apps increased the likelihood of their use and offers an accessible tool for health promotion activities to underserved populations in rural communities?